Luc Besson cannot eff up a movie, this much I knew when I went to see LUCY, after having read many a harsh review. I wasn’t expecting it to be as great as it is, though. Like a Sixtine chapel painting of the 21st century, LUCY brings us from the first woman on earth, Lucy, to the real apex of creation, another woman called Lucy, played most stunningly by Scarlett Johanson. Besson unfolds a virtuoso symphony before our eyes: bandes dessinés meets philosophy in bright colours. I seldom walk out of a film utterly stunned and deeply moved. This is an instant classic, summing up Kubrick’s 2001, Coppola’s DRACULA, the Wachowski’s MATRIX and some of Besson’s own works. This film ran through my mind like a tiny Peugeot speeding against a tide of monster trucks (aka Hollywood mainstream). C’est magnifique!
Spannend, brutal und berührend: das ZFF zeigt die beinharte Action-Thriller-Trilogie SNABBA CASH. Der erste Teil lief bereits 2010 höchst erfolgreich in Schweden und hat – bis auf die Schweiz – offensichtlich auch bereits andere Länder […]
Saw GREEN LANTERN yesterday on Austrian TV and – even though it was another synchronized German version (Gah!) – I simply knew that this pointy-eared alien Sinestro would have to be a British guy. When […]
The ALPINALE short film festival shows full length films too: for children, with the special assistance of Stefanie Seidel, a specialist in theatre and media pedagogics. A much needed assistance, as KAUWBOY (NL, 2012, director: Boudewijn […]